Carlton Ulmer, Chief Executive Officer
Carlton Ulmer was named CEO of Medical City Plano in July 2019.
Ulmer most recently was chief executive officer of West Florida Hospital in HCA Healthcare's North Florida Division. During his tenure at West Florida Hospital he was credited with improving patient experience, enhancing employee engagement, and leading service line and financial growth.
He also helped serve as Incident Commander at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Florida, during the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in 2018.
Ulmer started his HCA career at Tulane University Hospital & Clinic in service line management and business development before being promoted to other leadership roles within the TriStar Division and before moving to North Florida, where he served as the chief executive officer of Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center.
He received a Master of Business Administration from Troy State University and holds an undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University.
Jon Alford, Chief Financial Officer
Jon Alford was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Medical City Plano in March 2018.
He had previously served in that same capacity at Medical City Denton. While there, he was instrumental in acquiring the capital resources needed to expand hospital services, increase the number of employees, and grow the hospital census.
Jon was also a strong advocate for underserved patients. Under his leadership, additional charitable and unreimbursed medical expense options for the community were secured.
During his 15 years in healthcare finance, Jon has worked with Baptist Health in Little Rock, Ark.; Wake Forest Health in Winston-Salem, N.C.; the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich.; and OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Jon grew up in Jonesboro, Ark., and attended Hendrix College, near Little Rock. He and his wife, Brie, have three young children. The family makes its home in Prosper.
Away from the office, Jon enjoys playing golf and supporting his children in their activities.
Sandy Haire, Chief Nursing Officer
Sandy Haire is Senior Vice President / Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Plano. Sandy has more than 35 years of healthcare leadership experience and has served as the CNO for 23 years. In her role as CNO she has contributed to the growth of services, and during her tenure at Medical City Plano she has seen the hospital grow from a 200 bed small community hospital to a Level I Trauma Center with 493 beds. Under her leadership the hospital has achieved multiple accreditations including TJC Disease Certification, Chest Pain Level 4 with PCI, American College of Surgeons’ Cancer and Breast Center Accreditation and the prestigious Magnet Designation for nursing. She believes in empowering the frontline staff through a shared governance structure to promote research and disseminate evidenced based patient care.
As a lifelong learner, she received her Diploma Degree in Nursing from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, St Louis, Mo., and her Bachelors in Nursing and Master in Healthcare Administration from Texas Women’s University and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Texas Christian University. She is a certified Nurse Administrator-Advanced and a Fellow of the American Healthcare Executives. Honors include DFW Great 100 Nurse, TONE Excellence in Nurse Leadership Recipient and the Nurse Excellence Finalist. Sandy is past President of North Texas Association of Nurse Executives, and past Board member of Texas Organization of Nurse Executives. She currently serves on the DFW Great 100 Committee, Texas Team, NTONE Board and AONE Research Foundation.
She is also active in the community having served on the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Board, Collin County Nurse Advisory Committee, PISD Career Advisory Committee, EMS Heath Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Plano Chamber of Commerce. She was also a recipient of the Collin County 21 for the 21st Century award.
Parikshet Babber, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Parikshet Babber, MD, was named chief medical officer for Medical City Plano in March 2019.
Before coming to North Texas, Dr. Babber served as the executive vice president and chief medical officer at Harris Health System in Houston where he oversaw a $30-million budget and 268 full-time employees. Dr. Babber was also responsible for quality, accreditation, utilization, patient safety, coding, health Information management (HIM) and medical staff services.
Prior to healthcare administration, Dr. Babber was an emergency room physician at the VA Medical Center in Houston and at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he received the top quality improvement award.
Dr. Babber graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology from Houston Baptist University. He attended medical school at St. George’s University followed by an internal medicine residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In 2013, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria.
James Mendez, Chief Development Officer
James Mendez was named Chief Development Officer for Medical City Plano in January 2019.
Mendez joined the hospital’s leadership team in 2018 and was responsible for leading physician recruitment efforts, along with planning, organizing, coordinating and directing all hospital functions related to growth and business development initiatives. As Chief Development Officer, Mendez directs strategic development and physician recruitment for both hospitals.
Prior to joining Medical City Plano, Mendez worked his way up from a registered respiratory therapist at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, to Market Chief Executive Officer for Kindred Hospital in Dallas and Kindred Hospital Dallas Central.
Mendez holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science with a concentration in Behavioral Health from the University of South Florida and Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University.